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Relax... It's Just Sex (1998)

 -  Comedy  -  10 June 1998 (France)
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A mixed group of individuals - lesbian, gays, and heterosexuals who all frequent a local bar struggle to accept each others lifestyles. However when the two gays are attacked and fight back... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Vincey Sauris
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Buzz Wagner (as T.C. Carson)
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Emile Pillsbury
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Robin Moon
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Megan Pillsbury
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Tara Ricotto
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Alicia Pillsbury
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Sarina Classer
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Auntie Mahalia
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Jared Bartoziak
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Javi Rogero
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Gus Rogero
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Diego Tellez
Gibbs Tolsdorf ...
Dwight Bergman
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Marcia Fu
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Storyline

A mixed group of individuals - lesbian, gays, and heterosexuals who all frequent a local bar struggle to accept each others lifestyles. However when the two gays are attacked and fight back and ultimately rape one of their attackers, the group becomes strongly divided on their actions. Jennifer Tilly is the mother hen of the group who tries to hold everyone together. The lesbian lovers break up when one admits to having an affair with a man. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Comedy

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Rated R for strong sexual content, language and a scene of violence | See all certifications »
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10 June 1998 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Nyugi, ez csak szex!  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$269,167 (USA) (30 April 1999)

Gross:

$452,654 (USA) (10 December 1999)
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Trivia

Tara and Gus's dining room is in Steven J. Wolfe's house. Since the film was completed, the room has been repainted and none of the artwork remains. See more »

Quotes

Tara Ricotto: Hello Vincey, it's me, Tara... guess what? Javi and Buzz just had a huge fight. According to Javi it was more dramatic than Gone with the Wind. So, let me tell you exactly how he told me, but ya have to swear not to tell anyone. Get ready for this Vincey, cause I know it's going to be a real shocker, but they are arguing about H... I... V, big surprise, right? Buzz, he pulled another Larry Kramer with Javi's doctor, so Javi's all and then Buzz is all and that's when Javi goes and they are going...
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Crazy Credits

Selected Clothing for Javi and Additional Cast Members provided by Pop Icon/Herbie Velez See more »

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References The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) See more »

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Written by Bonnie Warren & Anthony Newett
Performed by Anthony Newett & Rich Orr
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Shook me Up
7 November 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Shook me up and I'm not very clear as to why. Having only been 'out' for a few months, some of what I felt I'm sure was due to inexperience. To me, the story of a playwright who lives and breathes in 'Dating Hell' is something everyone gay or straight can relate to. His anger at the 'gay bashers' and his general confusion really had an effect on me. Kind of like taking 'Okay so now you're a Homo 101' and being faced with a lot of issues from across the board.

I truly believed the storyline and the actors were so real to me. The HIV issue with Javi was well done and Buzz made his points regarding alternative opinion convincingly. The lesbian turned straight, Robin and Serina and their triangle against the backdrop of the 'rape' (I won't say more) while the main arc of the story is the straight woman who wants a baby so bad -- all of this demanded me to examine and comment on 'our human condition'.

The film jams alot of perspective into 96 minutes.

See it! I enjoyed it. I cried. And laughed alot but never has a movie made me feel more alone than this one.


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